Ancient Chinese Longevity Herb
Cordyceps is a centuries-old Chinese herb that in ancient times was very rare and reserved only for dignitaries and wealthy people. A classical 17th century medical text by a master Chinese druggist stated that Cordyceps was even more powerful than Ginseng or Reishi when it comes to treating a wide variety of health problems.
Cordyceps has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for over 1500 years. Of the twelve strains of Cordyceps grown in China, the Cordyceps Sinensis is the most potent and famous strain. Wild Cordyceps Sinensis grows high in the Tibetan plateau at elevations over 13,000 feet and in very small quantities. It sells for around $1000 per kg (US).
About twenty years ago, the Chinese Medicine and Science Academy began research that lead to the development of a technique for producing a significant strain of Cordyceps Sinensis in a laboratory environment. Using fermentation technology, Cordyceps Sinensis is now produced in large quantities at a very reasonable cost with the same medicinal properties as wild Cordyceps.
Since the early 1990s, Cordyceps has become more widely known for its ability to increase physical stamina. In 1993, at the World Track & Field Meeting in Stuttgart Germany, China's Wang Junxia broke the world record in the 10,000 meter race by an astounding 40 seconds at 29 minutes and 31.78 seconds. Since then she has broken several world records in distance races. She performed so well that officials suggested she might have been using illegal steroids. But testing proved she wasn't using illegal substances. She attributed her success to rigorous training and a special herbal drink she took after each training session. Her secret - Cordyceps Sinensis!
Modern researchers have found that Cordyceps seems to help maintain normal respiratory and heart functions, normal kidney and liver conditions, support the immune system, increase energy levels, and enhance sexual function. Also, Cordyceps may have a positive effect on memory, appetite, and sleep patterns.
Cordyceps is a unique nutritional herb that has been used for many centuries in China, Japan, and other Asian countries. From a nutritional viewpoint, Cordyceps is a well-balanced nutritious whole food. Each vegetarian capsule contains 500 mg of Cordyceps Sinensis and 20 mg of Lipase.